Previously, Schwarz was the meteorologist at WNYW-TV in New York, N.Y., where he reported the weather for their 10 p.m. newscast (1993-95). Before that, he served as weekend meteorologist at KSTP-TV, the ABC affiliate in St. Paul, Minn.(1989-93).
Schwarz began his career as a weathercaster in his hometown of Flint, Mich, where he was the weekend meteorologist for WJRT-TV, the local ABC affiliate (1984-89). During this time, he also owned a forecasting service.
Schwarz earned his B. S. degree in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University in 1983. He holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval, and volunteers as an assistant coach for Youth Hockey.
Schwarz resides in the suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two children.
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